Location: Arusha, Tanzania
Duration: Minimum 1 month, maximum 12 months commitment
Cost: $1180 for the firstmonth + $820 for each month thereafter
Fee Includes: all food, accommodation, airport pickup, pre-departure + in-country support, orientation and all project related activities
Does not Include: flights, travel insurance, personal spending, visas and vaccinations
Please note: This opportunity is designed to give you the contacts and experience to help further your career. You are not replacing any member of staff, but helping alongside them, whilst learning new skills.
Start Dates: Project is on-going, you are able to join at any time, subject to availability
- Work closely with experienced lawyers and support staff in a Grassroots NGO.
- Assist in consultations, raise awareness of human rights and belief in the Legal system
- Opportunities for law/human rights professionals and students
- Keywords: Human rights workshops, law project, civic participation, courtroom experience
The purpose of this program is to ensure that less fortunate groups and others with special needs are made aware of their rights and that these legal rights are adequately protected. The program will also provide psychosocial support to women groups, widows, vulnerable children, orphans and their foster parents.
This project allows participants to work with a local Tanzanian non-government organisation and legal aid clinic, which is run entirely with the help of local and foreign volunteer workers. The work carried out provides a very real benefit for a disadvantaged section of Tanzanian society. Women in Tanzania, though legally enjoying many of the same rights as men, are traditionally not believed to have any such rights and many women are left destitute once their male family members are gone. The only lasting way to change this ingrained perception is through education of both men and women. The workshops carried out by this organisation seeks to break down the cultural barriers keeping women in ignorance and poverty.
The Legal Aid clinics also coach and empower clients with the necessary knowledge for legal and court procedures to enable them to represent their cases in court.
Legal services provided at the clinics will consist of counselling, provision of legal advice, and reconciliation sessions on a variety of legal issues, including: labour law, employment, matrimonial, land, contract, children rights, insurance, tort, probate, etc.projects and individual field-research opportunities are available to those who have a legal academic background and/or human rights experience. Your interest and enthusiasm is greatly needed at our centres!
The following fields of expertise are available for you to choose from:
- Information and Technology
- Organization Development
You will be working mainly in the legal aid office with local paralegals and other volunteers, usually from 10am to 5pm. The office is a place where those who cannot afford to pay for legal representation can come for assistance with legal matters. Occasionally, you may also spend time at court, in those circumstances where matters cannot be settled. Another important aspect of intern work is educational workshops, organised in remote villages.Please note:
all information above is subject to change. Please check the most up to date information on the Global Nomadic website when applying.